Mental Health Minnesota recently received Charities Review Council’s Meets Standards® seal, a visual marker on nonprofit strength. Nonprofit organizations, such as Mental Health Minnesota, earn the Meets Standards® seal by voluntarily participating in Charities Review Council’s Accountability Wizard® review process.
The only web-based product of its kind, the Accountability Wizard® is a time-tested tool, elevated by nationally recognized capacity building practitioners and philanthropic thought leaders. The Accountability Wizard® is based on Charities Review Council’s 25 Accountability Standards®, a balance of nonprofit sector promising practices, public expectations, and legal requirements, representing the shared expectations between donors and nonprofits.
The review process examined four key areas: Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity, and Fundraising. As a result, Mental Health Minnesota has aligned its practices, policies and procedures to widely accepted standards of accountability, leading our organization to greater strength, efficacy and to the achievement of the Meets Standards® seal. By participating in the Accountability Wizard® review process, Mental Health Minnesota demonstrates responsibility, integrity and transparency to donors as well as the general public. Mental Health Minnesota’s full review report is available online at www.smartgivers.org, and the organization will also be listed in Charities Review Council’s bi-annual Smart Giver Newsletter.